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Point-blank

Posted by Muhammad Imran on February 16, 2004

Can someone explain me the idiom point-blank.
Following is the dialog where I came across it for the ist time.
S1- I am upset.Somebody told my boss I have a part time job.
S2-And he doesn't like that?
S1-No, he doesn't.He thinks I am too tired to work.
S2-I am sorry.I have to admit I told him.
S1- You told him? why?
S2-I couldn't help it.He asked me point-blank.